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Professional Academic Advisor

Categories: Pacific Region 9


A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management


University of California - Riverside

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The School of Business at the University of California, Riverside is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized AACSB-accredited business school. With over 14,000 alumni all over the world, it is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system, as well as to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, which features MBA, Ph.D., Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), and Master of Finance (MFin) programs. SoBA is positioned as a center of excellence in business education through cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century.


Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, the Professional Academic Advisor will assist students in the development of meaningful education plans; promote student intellectual and personal development; discuss and clarify educational, career and life goals; help students to acquire relevant information and services; interpret institutional, general education, and major requirements; evaluate and monitor student academic progress, course choice, and class schedule in context of student's life and career goals. Engage in the evaluation of student diagnostic exams related to learning styles, career goals and academic stressors; partner with campus student support centers regarding internships and supplemental instruction; analyze student information system data to better understand the academic challenges faced by their particular student populations. Perform advising duties that are based on theories and knowledge of teaching, learning and human development, reflect developmental advising approaches.

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Required Qualifications

  • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems.Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques, knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, & schools.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Thorough knowledge of college/school policies, procedures, and requirements.Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail.
  • Skill in organizing tasks, documents, and materials with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) or other equivalent software, the internet, e-mail messaging, and web-based software applications.
  • Ability to effectively, professionally, and tactfully interact and communicate, both orally and in writing, with students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Articulation skills to listen and advise/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a service environment that is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrated experience with online Student Information Systems (SIS+).
  • Ability to extract, compile, analyze, and present pertinent data effectively.